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Car­los Mon­terde has been ap­pointed as gen­eral man­ager of Fair­mont Jakarta, which is slated to open in the first quar­ter of 2015. Pre­vi­ously the ho­tel man­ager of Fair­mont Sin­ga­pore, he saw to the smooth tran­si­tion of the prop­erty in 2007 from Raf­fles The Plaza to the cur­rent brand. The Span­ish na­tional joined the group in 2005 as ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant man­ager in charge of food and bev­er­age at Fair­mont Sin­ga­pore, be­fore be­ing pro­moted to ho­tel man­ager in 2007. His pas­sion for the en­vi­ron­ment has seen him in­volved in cre­at­ing a part­ner­ship with Wa­ter­ways Watch So­ci­ety to clean Ma­rina Reser­voir. He has also or­ga­nized events for char­i­ties in­clud­ing the Spas­tic Chil­dren’s As­so­ci­a­tion, Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion and Chil­dren’s Can­cer Foun­da­tion. Hav­ing lived in Asia for 18 years, Mon­terde has worked for rep­utable brands such as Mar­riott and Hil­ton. He stud­ied Ho­tel Man­age­ment with Cen­tre d’Es­tudis Tec­nics Turis­tics, Barcelona, Spain. In ad­di­tion to spend­ing time with his two daugh­ters, the sin­gle fa­ther ded­i­cates his wak­ing hours out­side of work to train­ing for triathlons, and has par­tic­i­pated in many in­clud­ing the Full Iron­man Western Aus­tralia.

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